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Tasmanian Tiger Study: New appreciation for a species humans wiped out

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - It's too late to save the Tasmanian tiger, but a new study is giving scientists a unique look at the now-extinct animal.

The Tasmanian Tiger has been extinct since 1936, but computer generated images are helping researchers understand how the tigers evolved more than a century ago.

The hope is to solve more mysteries of the extinct Tasmanian tiger with genetic coding and scans.

News 8's Shawn Styles explains how scientists are now hoping to unlock its secrets through a new computer model they have developed

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